Taking a Course with a CELPIP Tutor Online
If you’re thinking about taking a course with a CELPIP tutor online, the first thing to consider is your time zone. Students in Dubai and Moscow typically take their classes during their early evening when it’s 10am in Ottawa.
Which Courses can I take with a CELPIP Tutor Online?
You can take both the CELPIP General and the CELPIP LS courses online.
Your CELPIP Tutor online can also help you with just one skill – writing, speaking, listening or reading. Some of our students only need a little extra help with reading, sometimes speaking, occasionally listening, but most often, writing is the big problem.
We specialize in writing and speaking, but we can help you increase your score with reading and listening techniques.
A Typical Class with a CELPIP Tutor Online
Most classes start with general conversation about your recent activities. You may describe something you’ve made, somewhere you’ve been, or something you’ve done since the last class.
The ‘chat’ is usually followed by grammar practice of a structure that needs improvement. During this part, and the rest of your class, your tutor will share her screen with you so that you can both see the same exercises pictures, and texts.
Next, you’ll often get some intense verbal practice of the day’s grammar structure as you describe and talk about a picture.
During the second part of your class with a CELPIP Tutor Online, the focus is usually on listening and writing. You’ll listen to a passage, listen again for specific words, and identify any new vocabulary. You’ll then use that new vocabulary in a written exercise that reviews the day’s grammar structure.
You’ll end the class with a reminder to ‘take your structure for a walk’. To maximize your progress, we suggest using the day’s structure to describe everything you see, smell, hear, feel, and touch as you meander through a mall, roam around a park, or walk through your home.
Advantages of a CELPIP Tutor Online
There are several advantages to working with a CELPIP Tutor Online. You:
* Practice your English from the comfort of your own home
* Can access the class from anywhere in the world. Many of our students live in Dubai, France, Germany, and Brazil.
* Move at your own speed because there’s no-one in the classroom taking up all of the teacher’s time
* Receive lots of individual help.
* Maximize conversation opportunities. There’s no-one competing or waiting for you to finish speaking
* Get customized classes that target the things you need, and want, to work on
* Waste very little of your time
* Schedule your classes to fit your busy life
How many Classes?
During your free assessment, we’ll discuss what you want from the course. Your tutor will ask you a series of questions designed to identify your level and any gaps that need to be filled to get you to your desired ability. Your tutor will then estimate how many classes you will need to take.
Typically, your total number of classes depends on:
* The gap between what you know and want to achieve
* How much of the work you prefer, or are able, to do alone
* How quickly you learn
* Your budget.
Disadvantages of a CELPIP Tutor Online
The only real disadvantage to working with a CELPIP Tutor Online is the available class times. Your classes can only be scheduled between 10am and 9pm Eastern Standard Time
CELPIP Tutor Online Requirements
For your classes, you will need a full-sized monitor. You can use a laptop, iPad, or computer monitor.
For much of the class your tutor will share her screen so that you can talk about pictures, work through exercises, and follow examples. The small size of phone screens makes it very difficult for you to participate in your class fully.
You can schedule your classes for the same time, or different times, each week. Classes can be scheduled Monday – Friday 10am and 9pm Eastern Standard Time
You can pay for your class using e-transfer, credit card, or Paypal.
Please call/text Angela at 403-350-8709 for more information.